Posts Tagged ‘Arkane Studios’

From The Shadows: Hands On With Dishonored

Me, figuring out Dishonored, yesterday.
So I got my hands on Dishonored – Arkane’s first-person game of magical stealth and supernatural assassination – and had some time to play through the level shown at E3, Kaldwin’s Bridge.

It’s quite good.

Actually, that’s unfair. It’s better than quite good. And it’s making me yearn.

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Dishonored Notices How Murdery You Are

Tsk, sex in games, etc.

Dishonored news keeps rumbling in, today’s in the form of 22 minutes worth of two new videos formerly for secrets at E3, including the information that your death toll during the game will directly affect the story, including the ending. Because murdering is naughty.

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Dishonored Release Date “Set” For October 9/12th

Steampunk skellingtons are TWF.

We may not be getting BioShock: Infinite this October, but stepping in to fill the gap is what – in my brain at least – occupies a similar space: Dishonored. It’s set to be released on the 12th October this year. Unless you’re in America, when it’s the 9th. Or Australia, where it’s the 11th. Really?

Wait, hang on, I made a rule about this yesterday. No. It’s bound not to be coming out in October, because this is the first announced release date. Expect Dishonored some time in 2017.

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Be Honoured: Lots Of Dishonored Screenshots

Cor blimey.
Arkane’s Dishonored is very exciting and feels like it’s getting nearer, but that might be an evil, supernatural trick being played on us. While we haven’t had a release date for the amazing sounding immersive sim, Bethesda have started to open up more about the setting, the world, what you do. More importantly in this crazy world of ocular pleasure, they’re releasing screenshots and video of the supernatural assassin’s redemptive bloodletting. If I cared about PR buzzwords, I’d call what follows a ‘media blast’, but I’m a loose cannon. Hit the jump for the *checks thesaurus* ‘cable peal’.

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Dishonored Shots Are… Mixed In Quality

Farr farr far farrrr farr farrrrr. Hoff hoff.

Some new shots of Dishonored have appeared. Now that I’ve finished Deus Ex, and thus can no longer anticipate it, I’ve officially decided that Dishonored is going to replace it. Officially. It just looks like it’s going to be everything I want from a PC game. So if it’s not, Arkane are going to find a disproportionate amount of poo in their sock drawers. Meanwhile, five new screenshots have been released. Of which two are good, one is okay, and two are so terrible that if I’d had the cheek to submit them to any editor for a magazine I’d have been hanged in public.

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Dishonored Reveals Stilt Police, Streets

A few more (frankly fairly weak) shots of Arkane’s immersiony stealth-assassin game Dishonored (which straddles genre somewhere in a place that is definitely NOT steampunk, but might be regencypunk, or something) have emerged from the honking info-pipes of Gamescom. Head below to check them out, and click for full size.
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Dishonored Honours Us With Screenshots

Don't worry, he's singing.

Also spilling from Bethesda’s bosom this new week are a few shots of Dishonored. If you didn’t catch up on what that one’s all about, check out the video here. But key points: Made by Arkane (Arx Fatalis, Dark Messiah), who now boast Deus Ex’s Harvey Smith, working on a game that is aiming to reproduce the style of Looking Glass. YES PLEASE. You can see the five new shots below.

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Dishonored Dev Explains Game Concepts

This is how I start my day.
Ooh, I don’t know how I missed this yesterday, but CVG have a video dev diary (posted below) from Arkane’s Raphael Colantonio who explains a whole bunch about this alternate-world assassination game. He talks about some of the open-ended approach that they are going for, the sandbox concepts, the ideas of morality in a game world powered by whale oil… You are going to want to watch this, I think, even though there’s no game footage at all. It sounds incredible.
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